Rendering of the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Shrine at the World Trade Center, designed by Santiago Calatrav
Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:
- Hudson Yards’s construction timeline could jeopardize Gateway Tunnel project [Curbed NY]: Could work on Hudson Yards impede the Gateway Tunnel project? That’s the question Crain’s is exploring in a story about the rail tunnel. State elected officials need to come up with $440 million to complete the final section of the tunnel, which will be located under the megaproject.
- The Gleaming Beaux Arts Boathouse of Prospect Park [Brownstoner]: When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Prospect Park, they built man-made structures to enhance the natural beauty of the park, and provide places to congregate for events, or sit and enjoy the natural preserve. The first boathouse, built in 1876, sat on piers, and faced south.
- Calatrava’s St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center gets a 198-year lease [Curbed NY]: Almost a year ago, the Santiago Calatrava-designed Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center topped out but it wasn’t until now that the Greek Orthodox Church finally got a formal lease and purchase agreement in place with the Port Authority.
- Bike-Share Expansion in Harlem, Astoria, and Central Brooklyn Starts Next Week [Streetsblog NYC]: Next Tuesday, September 12, Citi Bike operator Motivate will begin installing 140 new stations and 2,000 bikes in Astoria, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Harlem up to 130th Street, marking the final phase of planned expansion for the four-year-old bike-share system.|
Today’s popular Untapped Cities reads:
- 20 Must-Visit Sites in Riverdale, Bronx: An Untapped Cities Guide
- Fun Maps: The Abandoned Subway Stations and Lost Subway Lines of NYC
- Photos: Inside NYC’s Abandoned Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island